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ERIC Number: ED124508
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-23
Pages: 17
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The Future of Accountability.
Cooper, Myrna
The United Federation of Teachers in New York City prefers to define accountability in terms that are appropriate both educationally and politically. The concept of accountability envisioned by the late Henry Dyer and nurtured by Fred McDonald and Garli A. Forehand of the Education Testing Service, with its problem solving rather than punitive approach, holds the most promise for identifying and eventually removing the causes of educational deficiencies. Two measures must be taken into consideration when measuring accountability. Minimum standards must be established that apply to all schools in the city in the selected goal areas, as well as a student development index that measures the relative achievement of students against some starting point. This system of accountability assumes that educators are adaptable and trained and are able to deliver in their particular disciplines. Teachers are convinced that by participating in research-oriented, problem-solving study they can find out what factors make for effective learning and take corrective action, if necessary. Unless accountability is to remain merely a concept never to be successfully implemented, accountability systems must be designed. Teacher Organizations have to contribute to such designs. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)